New World Flamenco
Originally formed in 2000 by guitarist Doug Towle, De La Terra is a searing blend of Salsa, Flamenco and World Beat.
Doug takes the Spanish guitar to new heights. His flawless technique and amazing speed combine with a sophisticated sense of melody to make him one of the finest players of our time. But hes not just a spectacular musician he is also a gifted writer and arranger. His songs bring impressions of joy and passion to anyone who hears them. He takes his listeners on a journey around the globe and through their hearts and he does it all without words. His guitar is his voice and he speaks volumes with it.
In 2009 Guitar Player Magazine selected Doug from among thousands of hopefuls as a top ten finalist in their Guitar Superstar Competition, solidifying his reputation as one of the top players not only in Canada but globally. De La Terra performed across North America in such prestigious events as Guitar Player Live in San Francisco, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, The Zihuatenejo Guitar Festival in Mexico, several appearances at the Juan De Fuca Festival and the Harmony Arts Festival among countless other festival and club stages.
World Beat Canada calls De La Terra a vibrant journey that displays how far and into how many different styles they have pushed Rumba Flamenca. The Vancouver Province says a dazzling album speed and precision with rhythm and spice.
Doug continues to extend the boundaries of himself, his instrument and the genre. He tours regularly across the continent and reaches new heights and audiences with every performance.